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with us, mary from arizona, was forced to go back to work when her husband lost his job. start with you diane. put this in context for us how prevalent is this problem and how are you defining it? >> it's not about women going into the workforce cht that's been happening for a generation. this is about women who have been, maybe they worked part time. they've been homemakers. they're going in to be the breadwinners because their husband's income has been diminished. it's likely a permanent shift. it's a much lower base. the types of base women are getting are not the jobs being lost. >> why do you say it's permanent? >> you look at what's happening, there's a lot of factors. diminished 401(k)s. stock portfolios that are done. housing prices, down. the average american family's wealth has been diminished, so you need that two income more than ever. the other reality is more often than not, it's one income or one and a half at this point because the husbands are not getting the jobs they used to have. >> mary, would you share a little of your story with us? >> sure. my husband was laid of
. again, we listen to our members, but ik i think president gave us what we needed. clarity. and the public is with the president. >> that's good. let's see how long it lasts. some republican, meantime, are pushing for a temporary, two-year session for the tax cuts of the top 2%. gee, i wonder that happens in two years? we get a new president. if it's a republican, he'll extend tax cuts indefinitely. as the president would say, let's be clear. history shows us the richest americans don't put tax savings back into the economy. they put it in their pockets. after bush's tax cuts, the savings rate went up compared to clinton's increase. more money into the economy with tax increases. even a one-year extension of tax cuts for the rich would cost us $39 billion. that's another huge hole in the budget. that's what they friend to care so much about. here's what the democrats are never going to do. win an argument if they don't make their own case. the numbers are in. tax cuts for the rich do not stimulate the economy. the american people are sick of giving more tax cuts to the rich
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